Amtrak has been one of the lucky ones in the whole stimulus package deal as Obama administration has been quite generous to it in the hopes of promoting public transportation and the whole green thing.
So the big question on everybody’s mind is, how is Amtrak planning to spend or invest those funds. And how you can benefit from that investment, either directly or indirectly. Directly by either getting some sort of sub contract if you are in some sort of business or by getting better job employment opportunities that are going to come up with Amtrak.
Amtrak recently released a list of capital projects that it plans to work on. The amount of money budgeted for it would be in the range of 1.3 billion dollars and that’s not a small sum by any measure.
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The proposals include rail car and bogey restoration to improve the fleet further, to modernize the stations so that even disabled can use it throughout, track improvement, adding more routes, fleet advancement etc. All this would require more materials and manpower.
My own estimate puts about 6000 jobs being created for this. That’s a good enough number but somehow we want as many jobs to be created as possible. Thousands and thousands of jobs. That would be a dream come true. America should flourish and prosper.
Click on the link for comprehensive details on the Obama Administration Amtrak Funding Plan